family Caprimulgidae

noun
goatsuckers
Syn: ↑Caprimulgidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Caprimulgiformes, ↑order Caprimulgiformes
Member Meronyms:

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  • Caprimulgidae — n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}), and the {common nighthawk}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caprimulgidae — noun goatsuckers • Syn: ↑family Caprimulgidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Caprimulgiformes, ↑order Caprimulgiformes • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird family — noun a family of warm blooded egg laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Struthionidae, ↑family Struthionidae, ↑Casuaridae, ↑family Casuaridae, ↑Apterygidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caprimulgus carolinensis — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caprimulgus vociferus — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chordeiles minor — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chuck-will's-widow — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common nighthawk — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goatsuckers — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nightjars — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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